CAGED Origins – Heels
We could think of each of the chord forms as an origin, or a heel [as in loaf of bread]. Each key center has a chord form that is at or near the nut.
Once known, the forms always go in the same order [CAGED, or AGEDG, etc.].
Here are the origins for each chord. The C shape starts the C and D♭’s cycle. The A starts the A, B♭, and B’s cycle. And so on.
|CAGED Form||The Heel for…|
|A||A, B♭, B|
|E||E, F, F♯|